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Vija Celmins’s Market Explored in Bloomberg

A piece in Bloomberg this week looks at the market for Vija Celmins, and how the artist’s growing market stature might explode after her show opens this fall at the Met Breuer. “Her collector base grew from the initial people who were interested to other people who saw her museum shows and wanted a work in their collection,” says […]... | Read More

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Challenging Art Handling Company Over Lost Artwork

Art News reports on a clash between art handling company The British Shop and Chicago’s Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, after the company lost a work by artist Clotilde Jimenez.  “Where we are now is in a moment of a fight,” Ibrahim says. “I’m not going to let this go and pass by. It’s not something I or the […]... | Read More

Met Agrees to 63% Pay-Raise for HVAC Workers

The Met has settled long-running negotiations with its HVAC workers, agreeing to a 63% pay hike for all licensed professionals after reports of overwork and underpay. “For about a year the Met Engineering Dept. had only 15 engineers, down from 35,” says Council Rep Dan McCabe. “They frequently worked double shifts and at times triple shifts, six or seven […]... | Read More

RIP – Mary Abbott, Abstract Painter, Dies at 98

Mary Abbott, an abstractionist whose works filled the canvas with color and energy,  has passed away at age 98. The artist’s work was known for its fervent energy and her evolving approach to her compositions. “They change as you paint them,” she said of her works. “They are alive and they vibrate.” Read more at Art News  ... | Read More

Lucian Freud Biography Profiled in The Guardian

Critic William Feaver has published a portion of his biography of Lucian Freud in The Guardian this week, a book that reflects on the artist’s work and the pair’s long friendship. “With him on the line, how blurred at any hour of day or night were the distinctions between personal and impersonal, between the private […]... | Read More

Sotheby’s and Ugo Rondinone Partner to Fight Bladder Cancer

Sotheby’s and Ugo Rondinone are working together this fall to sell a selection of works to benefit bladder cancer research.  Read more at Sotheby’s... | Read More

Hammer Museum to Partner with Huntington for 2020 Made in L.A.

For the fifth edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum will partner with the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California to share the exhibition between the various venues. “We’re really looking at the legacy of our founders, Henry and Arabella Huntington,” says Christina Nielsen, the Huntington Museum’s director. Read more at Art News... | Read More

Wangechi Mutu Profiled in NYT

Wangechi Mutu gets a profile in the NYT this month, as the artist prepares to place her new sculpture commissions for the Met on view, and reflects on her life growing up in Kenya after the end of British colonial rule. “The one thing that’s always missing — I think it’s part of the trauma — is the […]... | Read More

I.M. Pei Collection to Go to Christie’s

Christie’s will sell the collection of renowned architect I.M. Pei over a series of sales in the coming months.  “The Pei name is one that resonates around the world, integrated into the landscape of the dozens of cities that feature a Pei-designed art museum, concert hall, university, hospital, office tower or civic building,” says Marc Porter, Chairman for Christie’s... | Read More

P.P.O.W. to Move to TriBeCa

P.P.O.W will move to Tribeca in the fall of 2020. “There are things we could get [in Tribeca] that we just couldn’t get in Chelsea anymore,” says Wendy Olsoff, the gallery’s cofounder. “We’re able to gain a beautiful space in a neighborhood we felt comfortable in…. Chelsea just got to be too corporate for us and our identity. […]... | Read More
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